Navigation Links
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words on Cigarette Labeling
Date:1/17/2013

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco warning labels that include graphic pictures of the health consequences of smoking are more effective than text-only warnings among all groups of smokers, according to a new study.

Researchers examined the reactions of more than 3,300 smokers to cigarette warning labels. The smokers said the warnings with graphic pictures were more credible, had a greater impact and strengthened their intention to quit, compared with text-only warnings.

The stronger impact of the pictorial warnings was similar across different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups, according to the study, which was published Jan. 14 in the journal PLoS One.

The findings suggest that pictorial warning labels are one of the few tobacco-control policies that can have an effect on all these groups, said Jennifer Cantrell, assistant director for research and evaluation at Legacy, a national public health foundation devoted to reducing tobacco use in the United States.

The study was funded by Legacy and conducted by researchers at Legacy and the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston.

Given that minority and poor Americans have disproportionately high rates of tobacco-related disease, "mandating strong pictorial warnings is an effective and efficient way to communicate the risk of tobacco use," study senior author Vish Viswanath, associate professor of society, human development and health at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in the news release.

Many experts have said that text-only warnings would be unlikely to be noticed or to have an impact on smokers, the researchers noted.

"Tobacco use is a social justice issue," Donna Vallone, senior vice president for research and evaluation at Legacy, said in the news release. "Given that low-income and minority communities have higher smoking rates and suffer disproportionately from tobacco's health consequences, studies like this show us that graphic warning labels can help us reach these subgroups in a more effective way, ultimately saving more lives."

More than 400,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema.

More information

The American Cancer Society offers a guide to quitting smoking.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Harvard School of Public Health/Legacy, news release, Jan. 14, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings
2. Pictures effective in warning against cigarette smoking
3. Automated autism screening tool available on Autism Speaks website
4. Autism Speaks provides strategies to help a child with autism shows difficult behaviors
5. Author, Speaker Richard London Battles Parkinson’s with an Active Lifestyle and the Desire to Give Back
6. Author and Speaker Dr. Yvonne Corppetts to Lecture on Creating A Healthy Workplace (Emotionally)
7. Mary Rieser of Narconon Georgia Speaks Out For United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse
8. Autism Speaks creates Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism LLC
9. An Elephant That Speaks Korean?
10. IOM President to speak at Schwartz Center Consensus Meeting Nov. 8
11. Kessler Foundations Dr. Chiaravalloti to speak at Virtual Reality Symposium at Walter Reed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words on Cigarette Labeling
(Date:6/27/2016)... Lafayette, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... a pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership ... and health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Any dentist who has made an implant supported ... Many of them do not even offer this as a ... laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer ... high cost that the majority of today,s patients would not ... Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows ... plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a "Making ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... states, three – Michigan , Missouri ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: